Home furnishings are essential for any home. They are included among the most prized household goods
. Some of
them cost a fortune, even more than the furniture which get decorated by
them. A good example of invaluable home furnishings are rugs and carpets
that have to be given extra care during any move. Many of the home
furnishing items like bed linen, pillow covers, curtains, drapes etc. are
made up of such valuable materials as silk, satin, velvet etc. which also
demand extra attention. The packing
and moving companies
know this very well and as such they take all
precautions to protect the home furnishings by specialized packing.
The manufacturers of packing supplies
have understood the importance of the rising freight forwarding
They now manufacture specialized cartons- the wardrobe cartons- for packing
clothing, curtains, and drapes.
In these specially designed boxes, the
neatly folded curtains and drapes etc. are hanged on non-rusting hangers.
They are folded lengthwise, placed over a padded hanger, pinned securely and
hung in the wardrobe. Each of such wardrobe can hold about 20 hangers of
compressed clothes. However, they have to be purchased from the moving
company. They, in fact, prove cost effective when moving long distance as
compared to the laundry charges or damages after move. However, if any
customer doesn't want to pay extra for such boxes, the movers fold and place
the home furnishings in a suitcase or a carton lined with clean paper.
Mattress cartons of different sizes are used for shipping mattresses and
box springs. The size of these boxes are compatible with the standard sizes
of mattresses- crib, twin, double, queen and king. Some waterbeds, futons
and sleep sofas also require to be packed in special cartons for shipping.
Pallets or pieces of wood are used under upholstered
, mattresses and box springs to
avoid contact with concrete or metal.
Bedding, Linens, Pillows, Rugs and Carpets
Bedsheets, tablecloths, towels, pillowcases, blankets and other such linens
are packed in a large plastic bag or a carton that is first lined with clean
paper. The most prized linens are wrapped in tissue. As the linens and
beddings are good for cushioning or padding many items, they are sometimes
packed in securely sealed plastic garbage bags and stuffed into odd spaces
on the truck. Alternatively, pillows are placed in bureau drawers or packed
in cartons. Cedar chips or mothballs are used in the packed cartons to
prevent moth damage. The moving company handles rugs and carpets in a very
professional manner. They are rolled up and secured with tape or rope. Care
is taken to place them protectively on the truck away from such items that
can damage them. If required, the rolled carpets are wrapped in some packing
materials like brown paper etc.